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Subject: The Linux Beacon, April 19, 2005
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Volume 2, Number 16 -- April 19, 2005

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HP to Super-Size Superdome with Arches Chipset
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

While Hewlett-Packard is keeping its cards pretty close to its vest, the company is starting to let people know about the future chipsets that it is working on for its Itanium-based servers, which are known as the Integrity line. HP is working on two new chipsets for the Integrity machines, "Titan" for entry and midrange machines and "Arches" for high-end boxes, and they are expected to have substantial performance improvements compared to the current generation of Integrity machines. READ MORE >


Azul Gets Aggressive with Java Appliances
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Azul Systems, the maker of network-attached processing appliances that burst onto the scene last fall, has announced it has begun shipping the Java versions of its products. The Azul Compute Appliances were specifically designed to support virtual machine environments like Java Virtual Machines and to use them, you merely offload your JVM workload off your servers and onto these Azul compute engines. Why would you do this? Because Azul is demonstrating killer bang for the buck running Java. READ MORE >

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Cisco Buys InfiniBand/Virtualization Specialist Topspin for $250 Million
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Networking equipment giant Cisco Systems has agreed to pony up around $250 million in cash and stock to acquire InfiniBand switching specialist Topspin Communications. Topspin is one of a handful of companies that have productized the InfiniBand switch fabric architecture for linking servers together, which was championed by IBM, Intel, and others but left to fend for itself against competing technologies. READ MORE >


What Does Microsoft's Latest Windows-Versus-Linux Test Show?
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft continues to add more material to its 'Get the Facts' Web site to bolster the case for Windows against Linux. The latest addition, which was posted last week, describes a series of tests that were structured to determine which production X86-server environment was easier to set up and run--the one running Windows Server 2003, or the one running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. We'll give you one try to guess who came out on top. (Here's a hint: It wasn't the Linux.) READ MORE >


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   But Wait, There's More

Mandriva Delivers Linux Limited Edition 2005 . . . Turbolinux Previews 64-Bit X86 Support . . . Linus Looks at Alternative Software Change Management for Linux Kernel . . . Netline Delivers Open-Xchange Groupware for Linux . . . BZ Research Study Shows Linux More Secure than Windows . . . Middleware Market Up Modestly in 2004, Says Gartner . . . Arkeia Gets Novell Certification for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 . . . READ MORE >

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We value your feedback and insights. Feel free to send a letter to the editor. Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >

Editor: Timothy Prickett Morgan
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Kevin Vandever,
Shannon O'Donnell, Victor Rozek, Hesh Wiener, Alex Woodie
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Delroy
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HP to Super-Size Superdome with Arches Chipset

Azul Gets Aggressive with Java Appliances

Cisco Buys InfiniBand/Virtualization Specialist Topspin for $250 Million

What Does Microsoft's Latest Windows-Versus-Linux Test Show?

But Wait, There's More

The Four Hundred
IBM Beefs Up iSeries Disk Arrays, I/O Options

IBM Offers HMC-Less iSeries Linux Partitioning

Mad Dog 21/21: The Princess and IP

IBM Comes Up Short in Q1 After March Fall Off

The Windows Observer
Get Your Patch On: Patch Tuesday Yields Five Critical Patches

What Does Microsoft's Latest Windows-Versus-Linux Test Show?

IBM Makes a NAS Play

As I See It: The Next Job Wave

The Unix Guardian
Sun Books Tiny Loss as Sales Decline 1 Percent in Q3

HP to Super-Size Superdome with Arches Chipset

Apple Goes 64-Bit with Tiger Release of OS X

Black Duck Launches Online IP Service

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